Communities

How wildlife sightings create community
How wildlife sightings create community
What we share and what we keep quiet in small mountain towns.
6 things you should know about the 2021 Native American Voting Rights Act
6 things you should know about the 2021 Native American Voting Rights Act
Indigenous communities face disproportionate barriers to voting, but the act would help protect this important right.
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
Wanted: Women writers
Several women editors plan a book written by women who farm, ranch and work the land.
Not small for long
A writer ranks the top 10 towns in America (Elko, Nev., wins).
Fossil battle continues
The Black Hills Institute's battle for dinosaur bones continues.
Utah county moves fast
Utah's Grand County Road Board can't continue the Book Cliffs project.
Rhymes from the range attract 8,000
Cowboy poets gather in Elko, Nevada.
Earth art
'Ecoart! Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences' for 3 to 9 year olds is reviewed.
Ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man
Photographs from 'Scoring in Heaven: Gravestones and Cemetery Art of the American Sunbelt States'.
A famous skeleton returns to the earth
A paleoIndian skeleton is reburied in Idaho.
How two logging towns were lost
An essay on growing up in Hilt, Calif., and Happy Camp, Calif.
Don't look for free inquiry at the West's land-grant colleges
Essay on the role of western academics in policy decisions.
Boom town for sale - cheap
A nuclear power company attempts to sell a mining town after the uranium market collapses.
Landowners turn the Fifth into sharp-pointed sword
Several lawsuits say the government should compensate for land devalued in "takings" cases.
Justice in Nevada
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 helps nab a pot hunter.
Washington rancher spurns subdividers
A rancher decides to preserve land by selling it to the Bureau of Land Management rather than selling out to developers.
Reno turns back to the river
Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.
Careful planning avoids takings
A cautious approach can help a community avoid "takings" lawsuits.
Resort towns battle monsters
Resort towns try to stop proliferation of "monster" homes.
The astronomer
Astronomer Peter Strittmatter defends observatories as "benign places."
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